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Extreme Prejudice (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  24 April 1987 (USA)
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A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries...

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When they were kids Texas Ranger Jack Benteen used to be best friends with drug kingpin Cash Bailey. At present, however, the only element linking them together is Jack's girlfriend Sarita, who used to be with Cash. She returns to Cash as a voluntary hostage to make certain that Jack keeps his hands off the drug lord's operation. On top of that, there is a meticulously planned drug bust, in which both Jack and Cash butt heads with CIA-funded paramilitary Maj. Paul Hackett, following his own agenda. Written by Anonymous

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An army of forgotten heroes, all officially dead. They live for combat. Now they've met the wrong man.


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$11,307,844 (USA)
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Maria Conchita Alonso did all her own vocals during the bar scenes. See more »

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The two bad guys that get stuck in the sand are driving a 1986 Dodge Lancer ES. An 86 Dodge would not have had a bumper jack like the one used to free the car. See more »

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Jack Benteen: Once I see that Sarita's okay, we'll settle up.
Cash Bailey: Why sure, that's only fair. What the hell. You think I want you worried about her when you ought to be concentratin' on killing me?
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"Right way's the hardest, wrong way's the easiest."
30 September 2007 | by (Manchester) – See all my reviews

One of Walter Hill's many overlooked and undervalued films, Extreme Prejudice is a modern day western, set squarely on the US/Mexican border.

For an action film, it's unusually structured, with two separate strands vying for prominence. On the one hand we have Texas Ranger Jack Benteen (Nick Nolte, looking particularly sharp), versus childhood friend, now drug lord Cash Bailey (Powers Boothe), battling over both the drug trade and Sarita Cisneros (Maria Conchita Alonso), a Mexican singer who loves them both. But what is a supposedly deceased US army unit doing in town? These guys are on a mission, and while they might not like their orders, they'll carry them out to the best of their ability. But what their mission is, they or us are never to sure of.

The film is filled with to the brim with fine character actors, chewing up and spitting out the tough-guy dialogue with relish. Everyone is on fine form though Rip Torn, as Benteen's predecessor and Clancy Brown, as the unit's second-in-command are of particular note.

Well worth a look if you ever get the chance.


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